American rock band

Fozzy is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia. The band is currently signed to Century Media Records. The band has currently has five members. The members are Chris Jericho, Rich Ward, Frank Fontsere, Billy Grey, and Paul Di Leo. Lead singer Chris Jericho describes the band by saying: "If Metallica and Journey had a bastard child, it would be Fozzy."[1]

Chris Jericho performing live with Fozzy at the Kleine Klub in Saarbrücken, Germany
Chris Jericho performing live with Fozzy at the Kleine Klub in Saarbrücken, Germany
Background information
Also known asFozzy Osbourne
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, United States
GenresHeavy metal
Years active1999–present
LabelsMegaforce, Palm, Ash, Riot! Entertainment, Century Media
MembersChris Jericho
Rich Ward
Paul Di Leo
Billy Grey
Frank Fontsere
Past member(s)Dan Dryden
Ryan Mallam
Keith Watson
Mike Martin
Sean Delson
Eric Sanders

History change

The band started out as a cover band and went by the name Fozzy Osbourne, a play on the name of the singer Ozzy Osbourne. The band was assembled by Rich Ward from whatever musicians that he could find in a given week. In 1999, Ward met Jericho in San Antonio, Texas after a wrestling show and he invited Jericho to play with the band.

In 2000, after Jericho suffered a severe ankle injury and was unable to wrestle for four moths, he rejoined the band and became their front man. He went under the persona of Moongoose McQueen. As part of the band's "gimmick", Jericho did not acknowledge that Moongoose McQueen and Chris Jericho were the same person. When he was interviewed as Moongoose, he stayed in character the entire time and feigned ignorance of who Chris Jericho was. On the other side, Chris Jericho was a "huge fan" of both Moongoose and Fozzy.[2]

Fozzy started production on their first album later on. On October 24, 2000, Fozzy released their first, self-titled studio album. The album featured covers of songs songs from bands like Dio, Krokus, Twisted Sister, Iron Maiden, Mötley Crüe and Judas Priest.[3]

The band is set to release their sixth studio Do You Wanna Start a War on July 22, 2014.[4]

Band members change

  • Dan Dryden - Bass, backing vocals (1999–2002)
  • Ryan Mallam - Rhythm guitar (1999–2004)
  • Keith Watson - Bass guitar (2002–2004)
  • Mike Martin - Lead guitar (2004–2010)
  • Sean Delson - Bass guitar (2004–2011)
  • Eric Sanders - Drums (2005–2009)
  • Mike Schneider - Rhythm guitar (2001–2002)
  • Andy Sneap - Rhythm guitar (2001–2004)
  • Simon Farmery - Bass guitar (2011)

Discography change

Albums change

References change

  1. "Youtube - Chris Jericho Interview - WIN Fozzy Merch - Fozzy, Recent WWE Talks & More". YouTube. Retrieved 2014-07-06.
  2. "Rewind with Moongoose McQueen, 11/14/02". Metal Sludge. Archived from the original on 2013-11-12. Retrieved 2014-07-06.
  3. Jericho, Chris; Fornatale, Peter Thomas (16 February 2011). Undisputed: How to Become the World Champion in 1,372 Easy Steps. New York, New York: Grand Central Publishing. p. 448. ISBN 978-0-446-53815-2.
  4. "Fozzy: 'Do You Wanna Start A War?' Release Date Revealed". 22 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-07.

Other websites change